Tag Archives: BMX

Millions allocated for bike projects in bond package; election pushed to 2012

The good news for cyclists is that the Pima County Bond Committee has included four bicycle projects in the upcoming bond election. The bad news, the committee also decided to postpone the election until November 2012. At their last meeting, the committee voted to add a fourth bicycle project to the pot — an additional […]

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Photos & Video: GABA Bike Swap

Check out the images and video from the Fall 2010 GABA Bike Swap YouTube version here.

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Gorman files lawsuit to recover money from trailhead debacle

Cycling advocate Jean Gorman, the mother of a cyclist who was killed along Catalina Highway, wants Pima County to return more than $20,000 of money she gave the county to help develop a memorial trailhead along Catalina Highway. Martha Lemen, a Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee member and chairwoman of a group tasked with working […]

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County committed to rebuilding Barrio Trails BMX park

One thing is clear: cyclists, neighbors in the San Antonio neighborhood and Pima County officials all say they are committed to rebuilding a BMX park that will be bulldozed to make way for a flood control project. What isn’t entirely clear is when, where or how the park will be rebuilt. Barrio Trails, the unauthorized […]

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Pima County plans lake-front park with several bike amenities

Pima County officials are moving forward with a plan to convert a cement quarry into a regional park, which would feature two lakes and several bike amenities. Nanette Slusser, Pima County’s assistant administrator, said the national headquarters of the CapPortland cement company approached them about turning the land into a park, which the county is […]

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Photos: Urban trial bike demo

Colin Holmes sent in these great photos of Thomas Oehler’s urban bike demo at the end of the Tuesday Night Bike Ride last night. I’m bummed I had to miss it, looks like it was impressive.

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Link Roundup: Aug 31

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Plans for bicycle trail head go forward Tuesday night bike rides fostering a sense of community among local cyclists Bike helmets: Not just for presidents anymore Bike, pedestrian plan wins national award Getting more bicycle parking near you–how hard can it be? Outdated city bikes […]

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Photos & video from Barrio Trails BMX jam

Check out the video and images from the BMX jam at Barrio Trails on Saturday. The jam was organized by Rocky Serna who started the unofficial BMX park. Barrio trails is one of the only places in the city for BMX riders to try out their tricks.

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BMX riders organize ‘jam’ on Saturday

Local BMX riders are hosting a “jam” on Saturday to show riders who are in town for the American Bicycle Association’s BMX Southwest Nationals what Tucson’s BMX community is all about. According to Rocky Serna, the creator of Barrio Trails BMX park, the jam starts at 2 p.m. Saturday and will likely go until it […]

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Rocky’s place a place for all

Editors note: This feature story was written by University of Arizona student Will Saetren. Check out the gallery of images from the park. Kids, teenagers and adults fly through the air as the whir of bicycle tires creates a soothing background noise. Barrio Trails is one of those places where generations come together and bond […]

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Photos: Barrio Trails BMX park

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Tucson park offers BMX riders a home

Editor’s note: This post was written by University of Arizona student, Tyler Kurbat. Nothing is concrete here but that’s how they prefer it. Less than half a mile south of the University of Arizona lays a seemingly-normal plot of dirt that many Tucson BMX riders call home. Established in 2005, these set of dirt jumps […]

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